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Catalytic converter for Dinan 1998 540i

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by stefano540, Feb 16, 2011.

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    I failed emission tests (NOx at 25mph) with my supercharged 1998 540i and the friendly Dinan mechanic told me that I would have to replace BOTH cats, to the tune of $4000+ :(. The car has 97000 miles and runs like a top, but I have already moved on ('10 Merc E63...) and need to figure out what to do with this car.
    As I can figure it out, I have the following options:
    - Donate the car to charity and forget about it. :(. Any recommendations for a worthy cause ?
    - Find a local mechanic (any recommendations ? SF Bay Area) that does not charge $130/h and that can find some decent aftermarket cats (any recommendations ?) for not too much money, then sell it/trade it in for something else.
    - Can I sell a car that does not pass emissions ?
    Thanks a lot for all the advice you can provide!


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